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Waxy O'Shea's Irish Pub

90 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-214 0313
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
90 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelling the world. You can rely on an Irish pub for atmosphere, waxys has that. People are drawn. However, having to ask to be seated, not being read the specials, having again to ask to pay - and being shunned by the bar maid, can...More

Thank Sarah M
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Hi Sarah, First of all thank you for your review, and apologies that you didn't receive that service standard that we strive to achieve. Hopefully you will give us a second chance to right the wrongs of your last visit in the near future. if...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great premises, typical Irish Pub ambiance. Busy Friday night. Managed to get early seating. Huge Menu. Chose Irish Stew. Arrived on cold plate and stew was only warm, Husbands lamb shanks arrived in same condition. We did mention to waitress to inform chef. Pity. side...More

Thank wendymN5033MH
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Hi Wendy. I'm sorry to here that your experience was far from ideal. Sounds like you chose a couple of good old fashioned hearty classics off our menu, and dishes that we pride ourselves on. Its disappointing to here that you were less than happy...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Nice meals with friendly service was a bit disappointing ting for us as they told us they had run out of there $10 Lunch special - even when it was midweek and not a late lunch! But the meals we did have were nice! Would...More

Thank Hanna C
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi Hanna, Our $10 lunch is a daily special, and unfortunately for some they can sell out very quickly. if your around give us a call and we can always pre book it for you. Thanks for dining with us.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a great place to eat anytime of the day. The atmosphere is great all day and into the night. There are quiet places, and larger more inclusive spots. The food is always fabulous and the staff friendly and efficient. A great place to...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Wait staff were good, must be a great place to work in with the layout and atmosphere. We weren't sure what we wanted to eat, the young lady attending suggested the orange roughy (fish), prawns and baked vegetables - she was right on the meal...More

Thank Barney53727
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for dinner an to watch the Hurricanes an Lions match during our overnight stay in Invercargill. Food was excellent, friendly an welcoming staff. Excellent whiskey collection!

Thank 727nadineb
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Came here to watch a Lions match and have a meal. Good atmosphere, very good food and drink selection. Friendly staff and good big screen!

Thank L147
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Loved the open fire and rhe food and service was great. Ordered the big breakfast and open chicken sandwich. Lovely friendly smily staff. Cheap too

Thank veronicacF4628UW
Reviewed 9 June 2017

What can I say – was just overwhelmed at the meal served being way beyond my expectations for ‘pub grub’. There is a 500g steak and all the trimmings on the menu citing if you manage to eat it all you can have a free...More

Thank Max_O6363
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We enjoyed great beer, really friendly staff, generous portions--we got the fried Bluff oysters, and nice atmosphere!

Thank jnbGeorgia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-214 0313
Great pub with large dining restuarant - good varied menu and on the main shopping street in Invercargill - usually pretty busy place.
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